This will cripple science. These kind of cutting are unfortunate!
While I agree with most of what President Obama put in his budget, I am shocked and disappointed by his proposal to cut funding for’s SOFIA telescope in his 2015 budget request. I fought to get this project fair consideration when President Bush proposed eliminating it in 2006. Fortunately, NASA was able to prove the project’s worth, and SOFIA was approved based on its merits. To date, we have spent almost a billion dollars constructing the telescope and the aircraft it flies in. SOFIA is finally beginning to return important scientific results that can change our understanding of the Universe. It is short-sighted, and a waste of our prior investment, to cut SOFIA now. I will fight to ensure that it is funded through its scientific lifetime.
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